Mark Striegl tells us his secret to getting that BENCH/ Body

Mark “Mugen” Striegl is a beast. He’s one of BENCH/ Body’s newest ambassadors, and with that insane body, you wouldn’t think twice about why he got the job. I mean, just look at him go. On normal days, the MMA fighter averages four to six hours in the gym, doing cardio, conditioning with weights, sparring, […]

October Horoscope: Here’s how to dress up for the Libra season

Our fave p*tastrologers from Twitter give us their fearless forecast for the Halloween season. Phew, where did the time go? 2017 has felt like a very long year, chock-full of catastrophes natural and manmade, and an ever-maddening news cycle that’s left many of us feeling stripped of hope. October comes at an odd juncture of […]

Slave 4 U: Six Britney-Inspired Looks For Her First Concert in Manila

Whether or not you’re going to her concert, you can still channel your inner Brit in these iconic looks. Like a fever dream from the 90s, Britney Spears occupies a wet, hot, untouchable place in our minds. For all the pop stars that have cropped up since Britney’s 90s and early 2000s heyday, none have […]

BENCH MEETS: Dog Days with Andre Drilon

B/Blog meets no less than four Shiba Inus under the care of Andre Drilon, artist, student, and son of an anchorwoman. Get cozy with the Bench Blog as we snuggle up with our favorite personalities and their furry friends. We’re stepping inside the homes of the most exciting individuals today to see their lives through […]

#BeAwesomeToSomebody: Mark Bustos For Bench Barbers, A December Look Back

As we are nearing the end of this month (and the end of this year— 2017, here we come!), we’d like to look back on one of the amazing things that happened this December—the birth of Bench Barbers, and partnering with the amazing Mark Bustos. Last December 10, 2016, Bench introduced its newest venture, Bench Barbers, […]

My Bloody Balikbayan – a B/BLOG Horror Story

Rumors always circulated around the Luneta Hotel. They said it was the place statesmen brought their mistresses. Between the Luneta Hotel and the grand Manila Hotel, the former always had the more interesting stories. Of course, a more interesting story was what he craved in life, which is why he decided to end his own […]

BENCH Meets Cedrick Juan of “Viva Viva Escolta”

The life of theater actor Cedrick Juan is no one-act play. After several successful productions on stage, the Dulaang UP headliner is taking a quick intermission to star in the QCinema short, Viva Viva Escolta. But he’s not bowing down for the curtain call yet. In between dress rehearsals and whole day tapings, Cedrick Juan […]

#RAFExBENCH, BACKSTAGE BEFORE THE SHOW

Photography by Beatrice Faicol Interviews by George Evan Dungca You could feel the rush of a New York minute at the launch of designer Rafe Totengco’s capsule collection for BENCH. Covering the runway and walls of the Bench Tower Basement were the successive stripes of countless pedestrian lanes, overwhelming enough to become hypnotic. Rafe Totengco […]